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Emulation II+

Instrument Type:
UVI, Plug-in
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Not 1 but 3 iconic sampler-synths from the '80s plus a massive lo-fi drum machine, the original officially licensed sounds plus tons of new ones, all recorded from the vintage hardware, available as individual instruments or in a multi capable of huge stacked sounds and inspiring 4+1 part phrases, we are extremely excited to present you with our most ambitious library yet: Emulation II+!

Explore the authentic hardware sounds of the Emulator, Emulator II and Emulator III, then dive into Drumulation+, an old-school drum machine packed with thousands of drum samples from the Drumulator, SP12, and EI, II, and III, with a creative sequencer, MIDI drag-and-drop, and more.

Whether you're a fan of '80s music or just love the lo-fi flavor of vintage samplers, Emulation II+ is a powerful, dynamic and massively playable instrument with heaps of inspiration for musicians, composers, producers and sound designers of all backgrounds.

Emulation II

Used across countless hit records and film scores of the '80s, the sounds of Emulation II are rich and immediate. With over 300 layers recorded directly from a fully-restored Emulator II, and again on the rare Oberheim DPX-1 (switch machines by pressing the “DPX” toggle in the UI), you get an exhaustive collection of officially licensed presets from the exclusive OMI libraries “Universe of Sounds” volumes 1 and 2. Emulation II gives you unparalleled access to the authentic lo-fi sounds of this iconic hit-maker.

Emulation I

Emulator was the first “affordable” 8-bit sampler, released in 1981. Emulation I is a modern creative exploration of this vintage classic, delivering both old and all-new sounds. With a warm collection of samples loaded on floppy and recorded from the hardware, you get hundreds of lo-fi sounds, from orchestral to electronic, classic to modern genre. Emulation I is a versatile and charactered instrument with plenty of surprises.

Emulation III

Featuring a more robust system with higher fidelity engine, the Emulator III has a classic vintage-era sound with a twist. Featuring the original licensed sounds from OMI, you get over 240 layers recorded directly from the hardware. Emulation III completes the famous trinity of '80s sample-synths with a unique and complementary library of sounds including plenty of bass, leads, bells, pads, orchestral, and much more.

Common Architecture

All instruments in Emulation II+ share the same layout and base functionality, with the exception of Emulation II's special DPX mode, making it seamless to switch between instruments and stay focused on the sound. ADSR envelopes over amplitude and multimode filter, pitch and voice controls including unison, vibrato, tremolo, and a filter LFO all controllable by modwheel, an effects section with drive, redux, chorus, phaser and eq, and a powerful 64-step phraser/arpeggiator with scale quantization. Altogether you have complete control and creative flexibility.


Over 2400 individual drum sounds plus 210 preset kits with sequences equals one massive vintage drum machine. Drumulation+ contains all elements from the original Drumulator along with drums and percussive samples from the Emulator, Emulator II, and Emulator III. Finally, we’ve included a full set of original sounds from the classic SP12, making it an extraordinary and inspiring source for classic lo-fi beats.

Drumulation+ gives you an 8-part drum machine with pan, +/-24 semitone pitch, decay, drive, hi- and lo-pass filters, 2 reverb and 2 delay sends, and drive and eq bus effects. Use the built-in sequencer with per-part clock divider to instantly create beats, then drag-and-drop the MIDI to your DAW of choice. With both stereo and multi-channel outputs Drumulation+ is ready to integrate into even the most demanding mixes.

Massive multis

A powerful and inspiring music-making instrument, the Emulation II+ Multi gives you Drumulation+ and 4 customizable slots that can be loaded with any combination of Emulation I, II, or III instrument layers. Use the built-in phraser/arpeggiators to create full song ideas, or play the layers in stack, using the amps and filters to create huge new sounds. A formidable studio in its own right, the Emulation II+ Multi gives you near limitless sound and phrase design potential in an inspiring and quick-to-master layout.

A deep and jam-packed instrument capable of everything from 4-part stacked sounds to incredible vintage drums and inspiring song sketchpad with discrete 64-step arpeggiator/phrasers. With patterns, sounds, arps, and effects all completely customizable, and the authentic sound of vintage hardware, Emulation II+ is a powerful instrument and instant gratification machine ready to inspire for years to come.

Product Details:

Size: 11.24 GB (FLAC lossless encoding, was 21.22 GB in WAV)
Content: 1,306 Presets (210 Drumulation+, 256 Emulation I, 319 Emulation II, 245 Emulation III, 276 Multis) and 35,477 Samples
Sample Resolution: 44.1 kHz. Recording at 88.2 kHz
License: 3 activations per license on any combination of machines or iLok dongles

Runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.25+, and Falcon version 2.1.8+
iLok account (free, dongle not required)
Internet connection for the license activation

Supported Operating Systems:
- Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks to macOS 10.15 Catalina (64-bit)
- Windows 8 to Windows 10 (64-bit)
12 GB of disk space
Hard Drive: 7,200 rpm recommended or Solid State Drive (SSD)
4GB RAM (8 GB+ highly recommended for large UVI Soundbanks)

Supported Formats: Audio Unit, AAX, VST, Standalone
Tested and Certified in: Digital Performer 8+, Pro Tools 11+, Logic Pro X+, Cubase 7+, Nuendo 6+, Ableton Live 8+, Studio One 2+, Garage Band 6+, Maschine 1+, Tracktion 4+, Vienna Ensemble Pro 5+, Reaper 4+, Sonar X3+, MainStage 3, MuLab 5.5+, FL Studio, Bitwig 1+, Reason 9.5+

Download Sizes

Version Compressed Download Size
Plug-in/UVI Download includes
  Product Download and Registration:  Website
  UVI Workstation User Guide:  2 MB
  UVI Workstation for Mac OS X:  306 MB
  UVI Workstation for Windows:  302 MB
  UVI Workstation for Windows (x64):  302 MB

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License Agreement

The Following End User License Agreement is included with Emulation II+. This License is only valid for the individual who has purchased an unopened, new and lawfully made copy of Emulation II+ from a dealer or distributor authorized by Big Fish Audio.


This copy of the Sounds & Software (the Product) are licensed to you as the end user. Please read this Agreement carefully.

You cannot transfer ownership of these Sounds and Software they contain. You cannot re-sell or copy the Product.


1. License Grant. UVI, brand (UVI) grants to you, subject to the following terms and conditions, a non-exclusive, nontransferable right to use each authorized copy of the enclosed Product.

The enclosed product is the property of UVI and is licensed to you only for use as part of a musical performance, live or recorded. This license expressly forbids resale or other distribution of the sounds and software included in the Product or their derivatives, either as they exist on disc, reformatted for use in another digital sampler, or mixed, combined, filtered, resynthesized or otherwise edited, for use as sounds, multisounds, samples, multisamples, wavetables, programs or patches in a sampler, microchip or any hardware or software sample playback device. You cannot sell the Product content or give it away for use by others in their sampling or sample playback devices. In the event UVI terminates this Agreement due to your breach, you agree to return the original and all other copies of the software and documentation to UVI. UVI reserves all rights not expressly granted to you.

2. Protection of Software. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect this product and any accom- panying documentation from unauthorized copying or use. You agree not to modify the enclosed product to circumvent any method or means adopted or implemented by UVI to protect against or iscourage the unlicensed use of copying of the enclosed Product.

3. Ownership. As between you and UVI, ownership of, and title to, the enclosed digitally recorded sounds (including any copies) will be held by UVI. Copies are pro- vided to you only to enable you to exercise your rights under the license. Only this license is purchased by you.

4. Term. This Agreement is effective from the date you open this package, and will remain in full force until termination. This Agreement will terminate if you break any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination you agree to destroy and return to UVI all copies of this product and accompanying documentation.

5. Restrictions. Except as expressly authorized in this Agreement, you may not rent, sell, lease, sublicense, distribute, transfer, copy, reproduce, display, modify or time share the enclosed product or documentation. THE SOUNDS IN THIS INSTRUMENT ARE GUARANTEED TO BE 100% COPYRIGHT CLEAN ©

All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective holders. is registered trademarks of Univers Sons, SA"

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